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11/25/2011

EU Cheat Sheet

Seeing as it’s in the news a bit these days, a quick review of just who is in the European Union and the members that are also in the currency union, the eurozone.

27 member states of the EU (year of entry)

Austria (1995), Belgium (1952), Bulgaria (2007), Cyprus (2004), Czech Republic (2004), Denmark (1973), Estonia (2004), Finland (1995), France (1952), Germany (1952), Greece (1981), Hungary (2004), Ireland (1973), Italy (1952), Latvia (2004), Lithuania (2004), Luxembourg (1952), Malta (2004), Netherlands (1952), Poland (2004), Portugal (1986), Romania (2007), Slovakia (2004), Slovenia (2004), Spain (1986), Sweden (1995), United Kingdom (1973)

17 nations using the euro currency

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

EU 27 – GDP

1996… 1.9
1997… 2.7
1998… 2.9
1999… 3.0
2000… 3.8
2001… 2.0
2002… 1.2
2003… 1.3
2004… 2.5
2005… 2.0
2006… 3.4
2007… 3.1
2008… 0.5
2009… -4.3
2010… 1.9
2011… 1.6 (f)
2012… 0.6 (f)
2013… 1.5 (f)

f: EU/European Commission’s latest forecasts.

Source: Eurostats

EU 27 – GDP by Quarter

2008Q4… -1.9
2009Q1… -2.6
2009Q2… -0.3
2009Q3… 0.3
2009Q4… 0.4
2010Q1… 0.4
2010Q2… 1.0
2010Q3… 0.5
2010Q4… 0.2
2011Q1…  0.7
2011Q2… 0.2
2011Q3… 0.2

Germany / GDP

2006… 3.7
2007… 3.3
2008… 1.1
2009… -5.1
2010… 3.7
2011… 2.9 (f)
2012… 0.8 (f)
2013… 1.5 (f)

Euro area (EA17) Government debt to GDP ratio

2007… 66.3
2008… 70.1
2009… 79.8
2010… 85.4

12/2010

Greece…  144.9 [approaching 200% in 2012]
Italy… 118.4 [today 120%]

12/2010…Sovereign Debt (million euro)

Italy… 1842 [now 1900+]*

Greece… 329
Ireland… 147
Portugal… 161
Spain…641

*Just wanted to show how important Italy is in terms of the other four PIIGS; its sovereign debt load being far greater than the other four combined.

Sources: europa.eu, eurostats

Wall Street History returns in two weeks.

Brian Trumbore



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11/25/2011

EU Cheat Sheet

Seeing as it’s in the news a bit these days, a quick review of just who is in the European Union and the members that are also in the currency union, the eurozone.

27 member states of the EU (year of entry)

Austria (1995), Belgium (1952), Bulgaria (2007), Cyprus (2004), Czech Republic (2004), Denmark (1973), Estonia (2004), Finland (1995), France (1952), Germany (1952), Greece (1981), Hungary (2004), Ireland (1973), Italy (1952), Latvia (2004), Lithuania (2004), Luxembourg (1952), Malta (2004), Netherlands (1952), Poland (2004), Portugal (1986), Romania (2007), Slovakia (2004), Slovenia (2004), Spain (1986), Sweden (1995), United Kingdom (1973)

17 nations using the euro currency

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

EU 27 – GDP

1996… 1.9
1997… 2.7
1998… 2.9
1999… 3.0
2000… 3.8
2001… 2.0
2002… 1.2
2003… 1.3
2004… 2.5
2005… 2.0
2006… 3.4
2007… 3.1
2008… 0.5
2009… -4.3
2010… 1.9
2011… 1.6 (f)
2012… 0.6 (f)
2013… 1.5 (f)

f: EU/European Commission’s latest forecasts.

Source: Eurostats

EU 27 – GDP by Quarter

2008Q4… -1.9
2009Q1… -2.6
2009Q2… -0.3
2009Q3… 0.3
2009Q4… 0.4
2010Q1… 0.4
2010Q2… 1.0
2010Q3… 0.5
2010Q4… 0.2
2011Q1…  0.7
2011Q2… 0.2
2011Q3… 0.2

Germany / GDP

2006… 3.7
2007… 3.3
2008… 1.1
2009… -5.1
2010… 3.7
2011… 2.9 (f)
2012… 0.8 (f)
2013… 1.5 (f)

Euro area (EA17) Government debt to GDP ratio

2007… 66.3
2008… 70.1
2009… 79.8
2010… 85.4

12/2010

Greece…  144.9 [approaching 200% in 2012]
Italy… 118.4 [today 120%]

12/2010…Sovereign Debt (million euro)

Italy… 1842 [now 1900+]*

Greece… 329
Ireland… 147
Portugal… 161
Spain…641

*Just wanted to show how important Italy is in terms of the other four PIIGS; its sovereign debt load being far greater than the other four combined.

Sources: europa.eu, eurostats

Wall Street History returns in two weeks.

Brian Trumbore